Polls are OPEN in Ohio and West Virginia

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If you are heading out to vote on Election Day in West Virginia and Ohio, make sure you go to your designated precinct voting location.

Polls remain open until 7:30 p.m..

As long as you are in line to vote before 7:30, you will be allowed to cast your ballot.

Many people are nervous for the election. Will the presidential election even be decided on Tuesday?

Wheeling Jesuit political scientist Dr. John Poffenbarger says yes, but you should expect it to be a long night.

Dr. Poffenbarger believes based on the latest polling data, all eyes will be on Florida and North Carolina. He adds that once polls start closing in the Midwest, we should have an idea of a winner.

The scope of the electoral margin will determine if the candidates will contest.

“If we have a couple of close states, you could have some contestation depending on how close they are. Like I said, if it’s one to two percentage points you have to have a canvass anyway under a certain amount of votes, so that’s really what’s going to make the difference. There could be some lawsuits. There could be some irregularities,” Dr. Poffenbarger said.

Dr. Poffenbarger adds that he expects some possible issues at polling places across the country as well possibly some poll monitoring or even confrontations.

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